(LSO) Vietnam – EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is a new opportunity that also requires Vietnam to improve its infrastructure, reduce logistics costs.
ICD Long Bien has a total area of 120,000 m2, equipped with modern operations 24/7.
On August 1, the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) came into effect, opening up many opportunities for exporting goods to European countries. The announcement of the country’s largest dry port in Long Bien, Hanoi is expected to improve infrastructure and reduce logistics costs for businesses.
Investing in an inland port (Inland Container Depot or Inland Clearance Depot – ICD) is a real need and is consistent with the planning of Vietnam’s seaport system up to now.
To meet this demand, on 20/4/2020, the Minister of Transport signed Decision No. 711 / QD-BGTVT on the opening of Long Bien ICD (ICD Long Bien) located at 1 Huynh Tan Phat Street, Sai Dong B Industrial Park (Thach Ban Ward, Long Bien District, Hanoi) invested by Hateco Logistics Joint Stock Company.
Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Nhat announced the launch of Long Bien dry port.
On May 25, 2020, the Ministry of Finance signed Decision No. 769 / QD-BTC on the recognition of customs clearance locations at the port of export and import of goods established in the inland of Long Bien dry port. Imported goods will be transported directly to Long Bien ICD and open declarations to help businesses save time, optimize costs, reduce contact points and congestion at seaports.
ICD Long Bien has a total area of 120,000 square meters (operating 24/7), is equipped with a customs inspection yard with a capacity of receiving more than 100 container trucks at the same time, and is invested by the General Department of Customs to equip a scanner system. modern mobile Eagle M60, Gia Thuy Customs Branch – the unit that directly operates.
Long Bien ICD is an extended arm with a system of seaports, airports, and land border gates from north to south, 100 km from Hai Phong port, 122 km from Lach Huyen port, 26km from Noi Bai international airport, 126km from the Chinese border, is the gateway to key industrial zones in the North, convenient traffic, easy to connect with the provinces of Hung Yen, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Bac Ninh, Quang Ninh, Thai Nguyen, and many other northern provinces and cities.
Up to the present time, Vietnam has 8 dry ports and 16 cargo clearance points (function as dry ports). In which, the North has 7 ICDs, 7 inland clearance points, including ICD Phuc Loc – Ninh Binh; ICD Km3 + 4 Mong Cai, Quang Ninh; ICD Hai Linh, Phu Tho; ICD Tan Cang Hai Phong; ICD Dinh Vu – Quang Binh, Hai Phong; ICD Hoang Thanh, Hanoi, and ICD Long Bien. The southern region has 1 ICD and 9 inland clearance points. The central region does not have any ICD.